Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany


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RATINGS: 721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
halfonit (1295) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Has a clear brown color. Aroma is mainly of malts with a little caramel. Taste is very malty. Also has a light aluminum, tofee, and soy sauce flavor. Slight bite in the end. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 28, 2009
On tap during an Oktoberfest celebration. Pour was dark brown without much of a head. Aroma is pure malt. Mouth feel was thick and did not have much carbonation. Flavor was sweet with a bit of roasted malt and molasses mixed in. Easy to drink, but unremarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (5581) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
Bottle: Poured a light clear burgundy color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light toffee notes. Taste is drier then expected with some caramel and light molasses notes. Body is about average with OK carbonation. Not bad but really not a style that I dig.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcdav2154 (449) - GERMANY - SEP 12, 2009
Brownish/reddish body with a creamy head. No lacing and kind of thin looking. Smell is of caramel, raisins, and tons of malt. Taste was malty all the way through but left a slight bitter taste on the end. I would of liked more bitter to balance the sweet but still a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blutt59 (6413) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2009
bottle, dark tea colored with short lived head, aroma is cardboard and caramel, flavors of caramel, raisin, figs, dry flat finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NJJereme (377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a reddish-brown color with a light tan head. Aroma of malts, fruit and toffee. Has a roasted coffee kind of flavor in addition to forementioned aromas. Fairly light bodied. Pretty easy on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (8663) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2009
tap @ OTH. Pours brown, beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, some dark fruits coming across as strong and crystal malts. Flavor, malty, dark fruits; raisins, figs, dark malts, with light caramel, roasted finish. For a mass produced German beer, this is a fine and easy to drink beer fileld with good flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 3, 2009
On tap at hofbrauhaus vegas. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma is roast, caramel, barley, malts, wheat, spices. Easy to drink and well crafted.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 15, 2009
On Tap. I was offered this at Beer Factory Athens when I went to grab some more beer for RBESG. Amber color with a creamy off white head.Sweetish aroma and flavor with lots of caramel . OK

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2009
On tap at Mahars. Pours dark brown with a good head. Aroma is sweet and earthy. Flavor is pumpkins and wheat, weird but good.

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